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September 27, 2008
Pakistan Cricket Academy 190 (Asad 43, Odoyo 4-14) beat Kenya 171 (Odhiambo 30, Anwar 4-20, Wasim 3-25) by 19 runs
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Thomas Odoyo ripped through the Pakistan Cricket Academy's top order, taking 4 for 14 in six overs, but Kenya failed to capitalise and succumbed to a 19-run loss in Nairobi. Pakistan were reduced to 37 for 4, but Ali Asad's 43 and fine all-round performances from Imad Wasim and Anwar Ali denied Kenya.
Pakistan won the toss and struggled against Odoyo's disciplined new-ball heroics. Opener Raheel Majeed was first to go, cleaned up by a yorker, and his partner Umar Amin was trapped in front. A fuller delivery on the off stump accounted for Khurram Manzoor and Odoyo - leading the team in Steve Tikolo's absence - got his fourth when Farhad Iqbal edged a rising delivery to second slip.
Asad, though, ensured the visitors weren't bowled out cheaply. He put on useful stands of 29 and 44 with Fawad Alam (14) and Anwar Ali (18) as Pakistan went past the 100-run mark. Asad nicked Jimmy Kamande to wicketkeeper David Obuya. At 115 for 7, Kenya would have sensed an opportunity to clean up the tail quickly, but there was more frustration as Wasim scored 27 and Mohammad Talha 29. Pakistan were all out for 190 in 48.4 overs; Odoyo didn't come back for a second spell.
Kenya had a sedate start to their chase. Eighteen runs came in 8.3 overs before Anwar had Obuya leg-before. Alex Obanda failed to build on his 26, edging to gully as he attempted a drive. Maurice Ouma and Rakep Patel added 30 for the third wicket, but Patel's attempted slog-sweep landed in the hands of midwicket. Imad got his second wicket when Ouma nicked one to the keeper, and Talha made it 98 for 5 , bowling Kennedy Otieno.
A 32-run stand between Odoyo and Kamande took Kenya to 130 but Odoyo couldn't steer his team home, out to an inside-edge off a quicker ball from Alam. The asking-rate increased as left-arm spinners Wasim and Alam kept the runs in check. Nehemiah Odhiambo scored a brisk 26-ball 30 to keep Kenya's hopes alive. However, Anwar struck twice in his second spell - both tailenders bowled - and Mohammad Aamer trapped Odhiambo lbw to seal the win.
Pakistan, who have won every match on their tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya so far, head into the final game having already secured the three-match one-day series 2-0.
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